CITIZEN EDUCATION IN THE TIME OF THE VIRUS.
We are introducing this new section during the recess to learn what the Legislature has been doing this Session that affects our values - introducing bills that continue to eat away at economic justice, Constitutional voting rights, public health, public education, human rights, and the environment.
Today, we focus on voting.
This year, the Legislature stepped up its attacks on citizen power. Of these bills - all from the majority party - a few will not pass. Too many will.
makes it harder to correct a missing signature on a mail-in ballot.
makes voters wait in line to drop off their early voting envelopes at the polls.
CITIZENS' INITIATIVE RIGHTS.
effectively destroys the Citizens Initiative guaranteed by the AZ Constitution by requiring a percent of petition signatures
from every one
of the State’s 30 legislative districts.
discourages voters from voting “yes” on Initiatives by inserting a "warning" statement on the ballot.
would override an AZ Supreme Court decision to force Initiatives off the ballot that are deemed not to have a “single subject.”
seeks to allow legislators to override health and safety provisions of voter-approved Initiatives with a one-vote majority.
would repeal voter-passed Initiatives after 10 years, unless the voters “reauthorize” the Initiative in a costly, difficult petition process.
weakens voters’ ability to recall corrupt politicians.
undermines the Clean Elections Commission by putting it under the control of a Commission packed with the Governors’ cronies.
undermines the Clean Elections Commission by reducing the Commission’s funding from traffic fines.
would have the Corporation Commission chosen by the Governor instead of elected by voters.
proposes an underhanded means of splitting up the voting power of minority-majority districts.
requires a recount in any precinct in which the number of ballots exceeds the number of registrants in the precinct 29 days before the election.
uses Citizenship and Immigration Services data to fish for reasons to disqualify voters.
allows any person to force the Attorney General to investigate an alleged election irregularity.